The United Nations Children’s Fund has stated that approximately 11 million children in eastern and southern Africa face hunger, disease and water shortage due to
Thoughtful insight on the infectious disease scene
An NIH study published in The Lancet Infectious Disease earlier this month indicates that the anti-malarial medication dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine has failed to treat Plasmodium falciparum malaria
The promise Brazil made to clean up its waterways was a major part of its winning bid to host the 2016 Olympics and has been
On October 28th 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a press statement that announced Tuberculosis (TB) now rivals HIV/AIDS as the leading cause of
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the mutated, antibiotic-resistant strain of regular “staph” infections, commonly found in gyms and frequently passed through communal sports equipment. MRSA’s
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MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been heralded as the future of learning. The New York Times dubbed 2012 as ‘The Year of the MOOC’.
Polio: What Happens to a Vaccine-Preventable Disease When Vaccination Is Prevented?
Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly affects children under age five and leads to irreversible paralysis in about one of every 200 cases.
In the U.S. and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, the flu is usually considered a wintertime illness. However, some of the most significant influenza